{"slides_column":"2","slides_scroll":"1","dots":"false","arrows":"true","autoplay":"true","autoplay_interval":"5000","loop":"true","rtl":"false","speed":"2000","center_mode":"false"}
Dauphin Kings Neepawa Titans OCN Blizzard Portage Terriers Selkirk Steelers Steinbach Pistons Swan Valley Stampeders Virden Oil Capitals Wayway Wolverines Winkler Flyers Winnipeg Blues Winnipeg Freeze

Dube lights it up, Kings hammer Blizzard

Playing in just his second junior hockey game, Brayden Dube put on a show on Friday night.

Dube recorded his first career hat-trick at the junior level as Dauphin won their second straight game as they downed OCN, 7-2.

It was a game of runs for Dauphin as they scored the first three goals of the contest, which was opened by a marker from Slade Stanick. The first year King took a short pass from Luke Morris after he got a long stretch pass from Colby Jaquet, and Stanick scored another highlight reel goal. This time, he went five-hole to beat Nicholas Pineo as Dauphin took a 1-0 lead at the 2:38 mark.

That’s when the Roblin native, Dube took over. He scored his first as a King at the 6:17 mark and he added another, just 36 seconds later as Dauphin opened a 3-0 lead.

But OCN certainly didn’t quit. A late goal from Riley Zimmerman cut the deficit to 3-1 after 20 minutes. Then Zimmerman scored his second of the game, 1:45 into the second as Dauphin’s three-goal lead was cut to just one.

But, that was ultimately as close as the Blizzard would get as Dauphin responded in a big way, scoring the games next four goals.

At the 9:46 mark, Tyson Pauze scored his first as a King with a beautiful shot from the point and Dube completed the hat-trick less than three minutes later as Dauphin took a 5-2 lead into the third period.

In the final frame, Luke Morris and Garrett Hrechka found the back of the net as Dauphin put up a seven-spot against their division rivals and the most northern team in the league.

Dauphin now moves to 5-2 on the season, tied for first in the West Division with Waywayseecappo while OCN drops to 3-3-0-1.

The same two teams will play once again on Sunday evening, this time at the Roy H. Johnston Arena. You can catch that game on HockeyTV

King Tips:

  • After giving up 20 of the first 26 shots in the game, Dauphin responded on the shot clock as well. They finished the game on a 28-11 run
  • Carson Cherepak was solid once again, making 29 saves on 31 shots
  • For the second straight game, Dauphin chased OCN’s goalie. Nicholas Pineo who was pulled last Sunday, was also pulled on Friday night
  • Dauphin added two more powerplay goals and they now have nine on the season. Overall, they’re 9-for-29 on the man advantage.
  • Colby Jaquet added three more assists and he now has nine this season, the most on the team. That’s the third-most in the league and his 10 points are the seventh-most.
  • Dauphin now leads the season series 2-1